The Brontës were a 19th century family born in the village of Thornton and full of literary talent; the sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne have become established names in literature with their novels and poetry. All three of the women originally published their work under male pseudonyms, like many female writers at the time, yet now their novels are considered classics in their own right.
The sisters, along with their brother Branwell, were close and during childhood they told each other stories set in an elaborate imaginary world, which were then written down and turned into collaborative works between the siblings. The experiences of the girls, especially the early death of their mother and their two older sisters, had a huge impact on the writing of Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
To understand the sisters and their work in more detail, here we take a literary tour of the some of the places the Brontë sisters both frequented and were inspired by.
Market Street, Thornton, Yorkshire,
Haworth Parsonage, Haworth, Yorkshire
Brontë Waterfall, Stanbury, Yorkshire
Ponden Hall, Stanbury, West Yorkshire
Cowan Bridge School, Kirkby Lonsdale
Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Yorkshire
Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire